Khabib Nurmagomedov: Shockingly retires following win
Nurmagomedov successfully defended his UFC Lightweight Championship on Saturday, defeating Justin Gaethje via technical submission (arm triangle) at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi. He announced his retirement after the bout.
UFC president Dana White announced Tuesday that Nurmagomedov (28-0-0) will return to the Octagon on Oct. 24 to face Justin Gaethje (22-2-0) in a lightweight match at UFC 255, Simon Head of USA Today reports.
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Justin Gaethje: Latest victim of Khabib
Gaethje came out short in his quest for the undisputed UFC Lightweight Championship, falling to Khabib Nurmagomedov via technical submission (arm triangle) at UFC 254 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.